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Mountain West Football 2018 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
With Boise State primed for a run as college football’s top Group of 5 team for 2018, it’s no surprise coach Bryan Harsin’s team dominates the All-Mountain West Team by Athlon Sports. The Broncos have 16 selections, which is the most of any program in the conference. Utah State is next with 13 picks, followed by Fresno State with 12. San Diego State and Wyoming are tied with 11...

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
The 2018 college football season is less than 100 days away, but it's never too early to start thinking about what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture, but a familiar program tops Athlon's rankings. Alabama is the projected national champion, with Clemson at No. 2, followed by...

10 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
College football's 2018 season is still a few months away, but the debate about preseason predictions and rankings will start to heat up even more over the next few weeks. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions each summer is the trip to the newsstand to pick up a preview magazine. The good news? The wait is almost over. The 2018 Athlon Sports College Football...

Ranking the Mountain West's College Football Coaches for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
The Mountain West was the only Group of 5 league to not have a coaching change following the 2017 season. And that’s good news for the conference, as the depth in the head coaching ranks within the Mountain West is deep headed into 2018. San Diego State’s Rocky Long takes the top spot in Athlon’s Mountain West coach rankings for 2018, with Air Force’s Troy Calhoun,...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
With spring practice completed for all 130 college football teams, it's never too early to evaluate how every program looks at quarterback for the 2018 season. College football lost a handful of stars from last season, including USC's Sam Darnold, Louisville's Lamar Jackson and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield. However, the next group of stars is ready to emerge at the FBS level, led by...

Ranking the Mountain West's Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Quarterback play in the Mountain West remains relatively strong despite the loss of a first-round pick in the NFL Draft (Josh Allen), along with the league’s top passer from 2017 (Nick Stevens). Boise State’s Brett Rypien ranks as the Mountain West’s No. 1 quarterback, as the senior guides a team poised to rank in the top 25 of many preseason polls. Nevada’s Ty Gangi,...

Early 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The 2018 NFL Draft is still fresh in everyone’s minds, but the work has already begun by pro scouts and analysts alike for the 2019 edition. In looking at Athlon Sports’ early top 50 prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft, two things jump out right away – it’s heavy on defensive players and there are quite a few Clemson Tigers.   Clemson, which has been a College...

Way-Too-Early College Football 130 Team Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Spring practice is underway across the nation, as all 130 college football teams are getting the first look at how their roster and program are shaping up for the 2018 season. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are...

Ranking the Nation's Top 40 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Rankings are nothing new when it comes to college football and basketball, but what about combining the two sports? That’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do once again this offseason, sizing up the coaching tandems in both for the Power 5 conferences. With spring practice starting up across the country and March Madness just around the corner, there’s no better time for...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or winning at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings and evaluations by the experts. Additionally, with advances in technology to watch more prospects, along with more offseason camps, the rankings for...